Episode 79: Interview with Dr. Sarah Lisanby on Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Goal Check-In

October 5, 2017
Key Info for this Podcast: 
Disclaimer: This is information, not medical advice, despite coming from a medical doctor. It is meant to be for educational purposes, to give people options in their mental health recovery. Do your own research, and do your due diligence to make informed choices that are best for your own recovery. 
 Join Dr. Lisanby and I today as we discuss…
  • Why I reached out (previous episode/student who had ECT, my desire to empower people by giving them options, difficulty I had finding a qualified expert)
  • Her background, including why she’s qualified to talk about ECT with me today
  • What is ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy)?
  • When is ECT used?
  • What are the different kinds of ECT?
  • What are the dangers/side effects?
  • Does ECT causes brain damage and/or Traumatic Brain Injury?
  • Why do you think there is such a vocal anti-ECT minority?
  • The Importance of Informed Consent
  • Shared/Supported decision-making
  • Best resources for more info
Websites/Links Referenced in the Interview:
Article by Dr. Lisanby for the Dr. Oz Show Website http://www.doctoroz.com/article/treating-depression-electroconvulsive-therapy
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) www.namihelps.org/Electroconvulsive-Therapy.pdf
Video showing what ECT treatment looks like (Dr. Oz Show) http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/inside-shock-therapy-treatment-pt-1
CBS This Morning Story on ECT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S84j8S0XOVU
ECT Research
www.pubmed.gov – Pub Med Government Research Search Site
Home Exercise:
  1. Pick a goal, something you want that matters to you. Write it down, and better yet, tell someone you’re close to about it to help with accountability.
  2. Write down a plan for your goal. List out the steps, assign a deadline to the first step. Put that step on your To-Do List.
  3. Take one step this week to “find your tribe.” If you’re already new to a tribe this semester, do one thing to strengthen your ties with that new tribe.
  4. Ask for some help related to your goal.
  5. Do research related to your goal. What do you need to learn more about in order to work more efficiently, save money, and/or become more effective at achieving your goal. There’s always something we can learn that can help!
If you are a recent college grad or faculty member that’s in recovery for mental health issues, I’d love to interview you about your goal achievement quest, the struggles/adversity you faced, as well the wellness strategies you learned! I’m particularly interested in interviewing student entrepreneurs and those involved in mental health advocacy. Please reach out.
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Thanks to Rob Cavallo for today’s intro music. For more information about him or the music you heard today, you can email: peloquin17@yahoo.com

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